On February 5 during a meeting with the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament, headed by Matti Vanhanen, the Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy
Leonid Eduardoviсh noted that he supported Viacheslav Volodin Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia” ’s initiative to return Russian contribution that was paid to the Council of Europe budget. He added that ”in the near future it would make sense to raise the question of the return of the considerable millions of euros owed to Russia during the time when we have been forced not to work in PACE.“
According to him, Russia has done a lot for the development of the Council of Europe over the past 20 years but was forced to leave PACE on the basis of the discriminatory norm of the organization’s regulations. “Not a single inter-parliamentary structure has the norms that the credentials of national delegations can be fully or partially revised in its fundamental documents,” the head of the Committee emphasized.
The question of the return of funds to our country is absolutely appropriate, there is every reason for this, believes Leonid Slutskiy.